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The six tastes of Food





Pungent: Helps to increase and decrease the feelings and heat to the body.

Food items: onion, chilli, ginger, garlic, pepper, mustard, etc. contained excessive Pungent taste.

Bitterness: It destroys the germs in the body and increase the strength. It controls the cold.

Food items: Bitter gourd, Turkey Berry (Sundaikai), Eggplant, fenugreek, garlic, sesame, neem flower, basil, etc. are having much Bitterness.

Sweet: To develop the muscle of the body.

Food items: fruits, potatoes, carrot, rice, cereals,wheat and sugar cane stalk contained high amounts of sugar to taste.

Sour: Will clean the dirt from Artery.

Food items: lemon, gongura, idli, dosa, rice, tomato, tamarind, mango, yogurt, buttermilk

Astringent: Can prevent blood out.
Food items: Banana, Pomegranate, Turmeric, bean, raw apricot.

Salt: Increases the memory power. Excess salt cause inflammation in the body.
Food items: Greens, banana plantain stem, radish, pumpkin, bottle gourd, Ridge gourd, etc..

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